Coat­i­cook Re­lay for Life nets $81,000

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

Coat­i­cook held its 9th edi­tion of the Cana­dian Cancer So­ci­ety’s Re­lay for Life last Satur­day night at Lawrence Park. Over twelve hours, al­most 250 par­tic­i­pants and 80 sur­vivors, some ac­com­pa­nied by their care­givers, walked all night long around the cir­cuit which was il­lu­mi­nated by 1461 lu­mi­nar­ies which were sold to raise money to fight the disease.

Hon­orary pres­i­dent Anny Favreau said that she was “en­chanted by the ex­pe­ri­ence.” She re­minded the par­tic­i­pants how im­por­tant the event was be­cause it di­rectly fi­nances promis­ing re­search but also pro­vides ser­vices and sup­port for peo­ple af­fected by cancer.

The Re­lay for Life event in Ma­gog will take place next week­end at Merry Point. There is still time to buy a lu­mi­nary, to ei­ther hon­our some­one who died from the disease or some­one who has sur­vived, from one of sev­eral lo­cal groups par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event.

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